COVID-19 Business Update – 14 October 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. UK Unemployment Hits 3-Year High in August UK unemployment hit its highest rate in over three years, rising to 4.5% in the three months to August, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics. The report also showed that the number of people claiming jobless…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 26 August 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. AstraZeneca Starts UK COVID-19 Drug Trial AstraZeneca’s AZD7442 drug, which is a combination of two antibodies, is being tested on 48 healthy people aged between 18 and 55. This clinical trial marks an important milestone in the Cambridge-headquartered pharma giant’s development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine, and…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 5 August 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. COVID-19 Boosts Love for Small Businesses According to new research from Small Business Britain, two-thirds (64%) of 1000 small businesses in the UK believe that the pandemic has increased support of their sector. Small businesses have played a key role in supporting communities throughout the crisis. Now,…  Read more

How Small Businesses are Boosting Sales During COVID-19

We started 2020 with optimism and hope that this year was going to be better than the last– but then, COVID-19 happened and brought sudden massive changes worldwide. It has disrupted the way we interact, shop, work, and transact. Businesses of all sizes have been plunged into darkness, with some even having to shut completely Meanwhile, others managed to find dynamic solutions to shelter their businesses from the harsh impacts…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 29 July 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. Increase in UK Retail Sales and Business Activity Boost COVID-19 Recovery Hopes The latest data from the Office for National Statistics showed retail sales rose by 13.9% in June compared with May, as demand among consumers returned overall spending close to pre-COVID-19 levels. This improvement was fuelled…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 17 June 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. Non-essential Shops in England Reopen Business secretary Alok Sharma has confirmed that non-essential shops in England are permitted to operate from Monday 15 June, provided they comply with government safety guidelines and carry out a risk assessment. While the government is due to publish guidelines for other…  Read more

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